Graduate students and sponsored projects: What you need to know

Faculty mentors play a significant role in training the future scientific community. However, there is much for future principal investigators to learn about the non-technical aspects of managing institutional research too.

Join the Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State for a "Research Administration 101: What Graduate Students Need to Know about Working on Sponsored Projects" seminar on Tuesday [March 29] from 3-4:30 p.m. in the theater at Bost Extension Center. Stephanie Hyche, an assistant director of Sponsored Programs Administration, will lead the session.

This presentation is a "crash course" for student researchers -- and those seeking such opportunities -- to learn about the administrative issues affecting their involvement in the university research enterprise. Topics to be covered include opportunities for student engagement by key federal agencies, research administration and the role of the institution in the award from proposal to closeout, and policies regarding student salaries and benefits, publication, and intellectual property rights.

Participants will also discuss and share resources for strengthening proposal writing skills. Graduate students are urged to attend.

Please register online for this seminar at

If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Taylor at 662-325-3168 or

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